So, if you’re considering a kitchen overhaul, make sure you plan the one that fits in with your lifestyle while supporting local businesses too.
Before shopping for anything start taking the time to notice exactly how you use your kitchen. Here are some things to be aware of:
Keep a notepad and paper somewhere in the kitchen and note down everything that doesn’t have a ‘home’. For example, do you spend half your life looking for the kitchen roll because it is always getting moved? Or perhaps those bright neon kitchen cloths really make you grimace? Make a list over the course of a week to see what crops up.
What is your kitchen table getting used for? Is it an office for part of the day, a homework space in the afternoon and a place for the evening meal? Be conscious of all the ways you use your table as this may inform future decisions on how you use your space.
What comes into your kitchen from other rooms? For example, are there toys from the garden or watering cans constantly by the back door? Are you often tripping over shoes? Do you find magazines and books where people have been reading? Keeping a note of this means you’ll be aware of how your kitchen is actually used ready for planning a change.
Once you’ve realised just how much storage you might need and where it is needed you can start planning your new kitchen! As you can see from the above, how you use your kitchen will totally depend on you and your family. Therefore, one of the perks of using a local kitchen company means they can change designs and create something completely bespoke.
Skipton based TF Building and Renovations make handmade timber kitchens. Tom, the Director of the company, has loads of inspiration on his website here, all of which are kitchens he has designed and built.
This handmade shaker kitchen really has storage sorted, there’s even a cupboard just for beer!
There are a huge range of colour options to choose from. Aluminium ones can be powder coated to most classic RAL colours. For timber bi-folds, we spray finish in a colour of your choice. As previously mentioned, we can colour match to most well-known brands including Farrow and Ball. You can also choose if you would like them the same colour both sides or a different colour internally to externally (dual colour).
The Home Company, based in Skipton, have a great range of dining tables if you’re looking for something new. Why not take a look now so you’re ready to order once the Covid 19 crises is over? We love the Chamonix Dining Range…
For those of you who aren’t very green-fingered add a little pop of colour with a vase of flowers on your work surface! (Thanks to TFM Luxury Lodges for this image of our bifolding doors and windows)